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January 2013 Archives

Housekeepers in California hotel protest work injury

A major California hotel has recently decided to settle with its housekeeping staff's union. This settlement is considered by many to be unparalleled in the hotel business. The agreement that has been reached is intended to protect workers from unsafe conditions that could cause a work injury.

California workers can be injured at work by unseen dangers

A recent study has found that offices in California and nationwide can be more dangerous than we realize, both from causes that we can see and those we cannot. Those who work in white-collar office jobs tend to think of their workplaces as predictable and safe. However, there are many common problems in the workplace that could cause someone to be injured at work. Some of the greatest dangers on the job that have been identified include slips, trips and falls.

Scientists frequently injured on the job in lab accidents

A study on laboratory safety was recently conducted on behalf of the Center for Lab Safety at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The university elected to conduct this study in light of recent accidents in the science department. Considering the number of lab workers who have been injured on the job in recent years, it seems that some changes may need to be made in safety procedures at UCLA.

Joint pain propels the need for California workers' compensation

Joint pain is one of the most frequently claimed disabilities in California workers' compensation claims. A study was done by the California Workers' Compensation Institute that examined the data on work injuries in our state. The study found that joint-related injuries on the job are especially expensive and serious since 40 percent of them result in a permanent condition.

Workers' compensation in the evolving workplace

Workplace safety is a very real issue in today's economy. Most employers make every effort to comply with the laws and regulations regarding safety standards to their benefit and the benefit of their employees. Even so, some employers and subcontractors in California and nationwide have been caught cutting corners in ways that impair the safety of their workers. These factors can lead to workers' compensation cases that have added legal issues that may not be obvious.

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